The accepted photo is "Flight," with Abi Blue in Seattle in June 2021. A personal favorite image of mine, for sure!
The festival opens at 6pm on February 9, 2023 and closes at midnight on February 11, 2023. Tickets are available here. (If someone wants to buy me a plane ticket from Seattle to Orlando, I'll buy my own ticket to the Festival!)
In a bit of behind-the-scenes intrigue, I received an email from Nude Nite saying:
NUDE NITE ORLANDO 2023 VENUE UPDATE:
Due to safety concerns, the venue has changed to Canvas Event Venue located at 1401 Florida Mall Ave, Orlando, FL 32809
NUDE NITE TAMPA 2023 UPDATE:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nude Nite Tampa 2023 has been cancelled. Ticket purchases will automatically be refunded.
If you'd like to attend Nude Nite in Orlando, show proof of a refunded Tampa ticket and we'll offer you 50% off a ticket at the door in Orlando.
If you are an artist that submitted art to our Tampa show, your submission fees will be refunded.
I would very much like to know what the circumstances were that caused the Tampa show to be cancelled, and the Orlando one to be moved "due to safety concerns." Our world has become so dangerous lately, with hate-fueled mass shootings, and I wonder if that was the concern in this case. Florida is certainly earning a reputation, under its current governor, of being a place with open intolerance for those that conservative politicians view as being outside the mainstream.
You'd think nudity would be the ultimate mainstream -- what's more universal than the human body? -- but, there you go.
If anyone has any insight into this matter, I'd love to hear from you.
Here's my entry for Nude Nite: Tampa, the show that got cancelled.